Since I live in the Evergreen State, it’s only fitting to call this my Evergreen quilt.
I made a handful of extra tree blocks when I was testing them for my Suburbs quilt, so I figured why not make a few more and put them to good use?! These are quick and addicting to make, and a good first project trying templates if you haven’t ever used them.
I included some quick instructions for making this quilt below. It’s a fast sew, and a good use of the random leftover green fabrics I had stuffed into my stash.
The finished quilt measures 49″ x 55″.
- Make 35 tree blocks using this printable tree block pattern.
- Cut 35 strips 2 1/2″ x 7 1/2″. Sew a strip to the bottom of 20 tree blocks. Sew a strip to the top of 15 tree blocks. 3. Layout the blocks into 5 rows of 7 blocks each, alternating between blocks with strips at the bottom or top. Sew blocks together to form rows, and sew the rows together to make the quilt top. I like to press my seams open, but you could also alternate pressing directions if you press to the side. Don’t worry too much if you are sewing some of your points off a little or they aren’t perfect as you sew the quilt together…especially if you are a beginner!
I did a super fast finish and quilted this with wavy lines on my Bernina with the walking foot. I use stitch 4, and set the width to 5.5 and the stitch length to 3.
We are still hoping for some snow here in Seattle this winter…but for now it feels like Spring already. It’s 52 degrees and sunny, and Jane and I already walked through the park today after running errands. No complaints here!